How to Talk to Employees and Family Members About Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Feb 28, 2024 - 1:00 PM (CT) - Virtual
Hosted by Massachusetts, Boston, MA

About this Event

Webinar Description and Learning Objectives

February 28, 2024 – 1-2 pm CT

1 CPE Hour

 

How to Talk to Employees and Family Members About Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

This session focuses on when AND how to talk to employees and family members about mental health and suicide prevention. Learn techniques to break mental health stigma and create psychologically safe and mentally healthy workplace cultures. The session will highlight specific opportunities to talk to employees and family members about mental wellbeing, substance use disorders, and suicide prevention. Emphasis will be on encouraging employees to access an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), use crisis hotlines, or tap into community-based non-profit and social service organizations. The session will include an overview of the LEARN Saves Lives® model for engaging workers in discussion around suicide prevention.

 

Learning Objectives:

· Identify the warning signs of emotional pain and suicide risk

· Recognize the services available from an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

· Demonstrate the LEARN Saves Lives® model for safety conversations

· Share resources for employers to reach employees and families

Featured Speakers

Cal Beyer, CWP is a human capital risk management and wellbeing consultant. From 2014-2020, he was Director of Risk Management for a heavy/highway contractor where he helped launch the mental health and suicide prevention movement in the US construction industry.

Beyer was an inaugural appointee to the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention in 2010 and has served on the Executive Committee since 2016. He helped CFMA launch the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention in 2016. He is a former national officer of CFMA and received the Danny Parrish Outstanding Leadership Award and the Chairman’s Award.

Beyer serves on Advisory Groups for Goldfinch Health, MindWise Innovations, Youturn Health, and the Lived Experience Advisory Committee of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. He is a former member of the Expert Advisory Group of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Center for Workplace Mental Health. Since 2016 he has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Construction Business Owner. He was recognized by Engineering News-Record as a Top 25 Newsmaker for 2016 and as a Mental Health Industry Advocate by the National Association of Home Builders in 2021.

Price

Members: Free
Non-members: Free

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